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Artwohl, Mary Jane – 1989
A literature search identified 14 studies that were examined concerning keyboarding and computer anxiety. Although research on the relationship between keyboarding skills and computer anxiety is scarce, studies are being conducted to measure the effects of basic keyboarding skills on increased productivity. In addition, research is being performed…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Attitudes, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs
Dundon, F. J.; Holliday, P. M. – Aspects of Educational and Training Technology Series, 1992
To determine if initial keyboard training resulted in more effective use of capital investment, two groups were tested: one received keyboard training using a manual typewriter, the other trained in word processing on a computer. Keyboarding was tested before and after and student attitudes were surveyed. Concluded that keyboard training is cost…
Descriptors: Computers, Cost Effectiveness, Efficiency, Investment
Schulz, Barbara R. – 1985
Eight students enrolled in keyboarding at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri in Spring 1985 participated in a comparison of computer-assisted keyboarding instruction and instructor-assisted keyboarding instruction. Half were given instructor checkpoints at specified intervals; half did not have this regular, planned interaction with…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Research
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Hemby, K. Virginia – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1997
A group of 431 business communication students included 199 nontraditional students and 362 who had prior keyboarding instruction. Keyboarding skill and computer anxiety were correlated. There were no differences in keyboarding skills of traditional and nontraditional students. Those with no previous instruction had less computer anxiety. (SK)
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Anxiety, Educational Environment, Higher Education
Schmidt, B. June – 1983
Keyboarding differs from typewriting in the basic purpose it serves. Keyboarding is the act of entering alphanumeric data on a keyboard of information processing equipment for the purpose of obtaining or communicating information. The target populations for keyboarding are those whose typewriting skill will be primary to their vocations, those…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Education, Business Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction
Pohl, Virginia; Groome, Dana – Computing Teacher, 1994
Describes the use of "Happy Hands" instructional materials and techniques for grades K-3 develop keyboarding knowledge and skills for computer-assisted instruction. Color coding techniques are explained; the use of dictation is discussed; keyboarding games and software are described; and the development of writing skills through…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Games, Computer Software, Dictation
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Lewis, Darrell R.; And Others – Economics of Education Review, 1991
Examines the postschool attainment effects of offering courses in typing and keyboarding as part of general education, using national survey data from the High School and Beyond data set. Regarding employability and earnings, society's investment in keyboarding instruction is money well spent. Taking high school keyboarding courses significantly…
Descriptors: College Students, Cost Effectiveness, Education Work Relationship, General Education
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Kuuskmae, Suzanne Carole – Business Education Forum, 1989
The author explains how to develop modules that let keyboarding students work at their own pace and receive adequate practice on their weaknesses after they have mastered basic keyboarding skills. (CH)
Descriptors: Business Education, Independent Study, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Learning Modules
Kidney, John; And Others – 1985
This package contains four components designed to help elementary or business education teachers teach keyboarding to elementary students. The keyboarding program described in these materials consists of three phases: Phase I--learn the keyboard, basic function keys, technique and confidence; Phase II--review the keyboard and technique, language…
Descriptors: Business Skills, Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Educational Resources
Myers, Sally; Spindler-Virgin, Richard – Writing Notebook, 1989
Describes computer programs that effectively teach keyboarding skills to elementary school students. (MM)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Rigby, Sue – Business Education Forum, 1983
Computer keyboards are being used by everyone from elementary students to business executives in industry. All need basic touch keyboarding skills to make efficient use of these computers. The challenge is for business educators to initiate these keyboarding courses at all levels. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education, Computers, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies
Erthal, Margaret J. – Journal of Business Education, 1985
Describes results of a questionnaire concerning such questions as where is the first keyboarding/typing class taught, length of this class, what equipment is utilized, and what students in kindergarten through eighth grade are doing with microcomputers. The author then makes suggestions for improving the curriculum for keyboarding in elementary…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, High Schools, Junior High Schools
Hunter, William J.; And Others – Writing Notebook, 1989
Summarizes research findings on keyboarding instruction. Makes suggestions for teachers and administrative decision-makers regarding age for starting instruction, performance criteria, student attitudes, and other issues related to keyboarding instruction. (MM)
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria
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Sharp, Walter M. – Business Education Forum, 1998
Use of digraphs (pairs of letters representing single speech sounds) in keyboarding is facilitated by computer technology allowing analysis of speed between keystrokes. New software programs provide a way to develop keyboarding speed. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Computer Software, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Teaching Methods
Sormunen, Carolee – Journal of Business Education, 1984
Considers the change in attitude about teaching keyboarding in the elementary school and outlines objectives for an inservice workshop to train elementary school teachers to teach keyboarding for computer literacy. (SK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Microcomputers
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